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Autry National Center names Anna Norville as Its New Vice President of Development

The Autry National Center announce the appointment of its former Director of Major Gifts, Anna Norville, as the new Vice President of Development. Reporting to the President and CEO, Norville will strategize and lead all fundraising efforts among individuals, foundations, and corporations, as well as drive capital campaigns and lead board relations. As a nonprofit institution, funds raised contribute to the growth and promotion of the Autry’s public programs, exhibitions, and world-class collections. Norville will assume her new position on September 5, 2012.

The Autry’s collection, consisting of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, one of the largest and most significant in the United States. A wide range of changing exhibitions and more than 150 programs are presented each year, including lectures, theatre, film, concerts, family programs, and festivals. Norville will provide stewardship to more than 500 major Autry donors to support these numerous and diverse endeavors.

Norville is currently the Assistant Dean for Advancement at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts and was Director of Major Gifts at the Autry for six-and-a-half years prior to her position at USC. She was also Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering; Director of Development of Principal Gifts for USC’s University Advancement; Associate Director of Marketing and Fund Development at the Starlight Children’s Foundation; Curatorial Assistant at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC; and a Collections Care Intern at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, and a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies and American Studies from George Washington University, in Washington, DC.

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